Regional Dining Guide
Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.

Chef Raises the Bar at Duke’s Alehouse in Crystal Lake

Chef Zak Dolezal offers health-conscious options at Duke’s Alehouse, in Crystal Lake. Discover what stands out on the menu.






New Executive Chef Keeps Diners Happy at Atwater’s

Meet Kevin Gillespie, the new executive chef of Atwater’s at The Herrington Inn & Spa. Everything he makes is from scratch.






Nat’s on Maple: Sycamore Favorite Enjoys Taste of Success

With its evolving menu, comfort food has remained the staple of this cozy Sycamore restaurant for more than a decade.






Goal Line Sports Bar & Grill: Elevated Pub Menu Scores Points with Customers

This Crystal Lake eatery offers a diverse menu of popular pub dishes, each of which has received a personal twist from a couple of creative chefs.